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    is that the latest cura ? Looks a lot better...

    is that the latest cura ?
    Looks a lot better laid out than last time I tried it.
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    some interesting info there - in particular the...

    some interesting info there - in particular the difference in quality from where it pulls the filament from.
    This is something I've noticed particularly from my replicator clone. which pulls it all...
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    throw it away and get a prusa mini ;-) I...

    throw it away and get a prusa mini ;-)

    I pretty much never do anything to my printers after printing.
    I clear any filament off the printbed, but that's it.
    If using pla and not going to be...
  4. on the positive side - most waste is pla, which...

    on the positive side - most waste is pla, which is specifically designed to break down in a landfill situation.
    Yet another reason to avoid abs ;-)

    Well that's half a survey.

    It does not...
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    have a look at this:...

    have a look at this: https://coda.io/d/M3D-Official-Troubleshooting-Self-Help-Guide_dzE73kMbIAL/Quad-Expert-Crash-Course_sudLH#_luU6H

    Maybe for the Huntsman mkII :-)

    If you want to go for...
  6. usually if there's an sd card slot on the screen,...

    usually if there's an sd card slot on the screen, then there's a seperate cable for the card reader that goes to the motherboard.
    The board will automatically default to it's own card reader - I...
  7. I use openscad - which makes things really easy. ...

    I use openscad - which makes things really easy.
    But essentially all you do is seperate the model into 2 seperate parts and have both centred in the slicer.
    Most slicers automatically arrange...
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    News it will ONLY break down in a HOT compost heap. ...

    it will ONLY break down in a HOT compost heap.
    Other than that it'll last indefinitely :-)

    I've had bird feeders and poo bag holders outside in the english weather for over 5 years, with no...
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    So, given all the other expense - why go with a...

    So, given all the other expense - why go with a dirt cheap controller board ?
    I mean I've no idea what the top end boards do for you, but I would think it's kinda like spending 3 weeks pimping a car...
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    or Brian ;-) The thing with idex is not that...

    or Brian ;-)

    The thing with idex is not that you can use 2 materials, but more that you can use 2 completely different meterials with different print speeds and temperatures.
    So you could have...
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    for a direct drive extruder a lot depends on the...

    for a direct drive extruder a lot depends on the filament and print temp, as much as the retraction settings.
    2mm and 60mms would suit most pla's.
    temperature and filament type/colour is the main...
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    looks like a standard i3 - so the creality cr10...

    looks like a standard i3 - so the creality cr10 pro firmware would probably work.

    In my experience with 5 totally different printers - stock firmware usually works more reliably than slapping the...
  13. for that budget you can afford an idex printer...

    for that budget you can afford an idex printer with a large build volume.
    I still like the trex:...
  14. if it's for a 3 year old then you eed the cold...

    if it's for a 3 year old then you eed the cold pens that use uv light and fast curing resin. The creopop is probably your best bet.
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    well, it would probably make more sense to build...

    well, it would probably make more sense to build a spool handling machine instead. Plus can you imagine how slow a 6 mmu setup would be ? Also a lot to go wrong.

    I guess if you had enough space...
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    well it's a bog standard delta with the worst...

    well it's a bog standard delta with the worst wiring setup I've ever seen :-)
    How has it not caught fire ?

    What firmware did it have and why do you want to reload it ?

    For me repetier is...
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    Sticky: use flashprint instead. faster, easier to use and...

    use flashprint instead. faster, easier to use and way better for dual prints.
  18. was that printed lying down or standing up ?

    was that printed lying down or standing up ?
  19. well it looks like a classic replicator clone....

    well it looks like a classic replicator clone. with a wider bed. Because of the odd bed size I'd say it's probably not a rebadge. But acustom machine made by or for GIE.
    Is the firmware replicator...
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    palette 2 doesn't mix colours. I had a good...

    palette 2 doesn't mix colours.
    I had a good look at their website and it's just a multimaterial machine, like the mmu2 but cleverer (and I suppose, potentially more to go wrong) :-)

    The machine...
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    the 4th element is for white. Think about inkjet...

    the 4th element is for white. Think about inkjet printers.
    4 colours because the white is already present in the paper and you need black to adjust for shades.
    Although - it would actually need...
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    so what made you go for the mmu2 over the mosaic...

    so what made you go for the mmu2 over the mosaic palette 2 ?
    On balance the mosaic would seem the better option as it will blend colours As well as do multi filament selection, rather than just...
  23. what fred said :-)

    what fred said :-)
  24. look on thingiverse - probably one already there...

    look on thingiverse - probably one already there :-)
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    well that's alright then :-)

    well that's alright then :-)
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